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sergemoat

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Oct 15, 2011
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Any Washingtonians in the forum? If so where do you purchase your tobacco? The nearby stores have a limited tinned selection and it is illegal to have tobacco shipped to your home in Washington state.

 

markw4mms

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Jun 16, 2011
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Bremen,GA
First off, welcome aboard! The only thing I can think to suggest is to see if you can get a friend or family member who lives out of state to order for you and then mail it to you.

 

mp31guitar

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Jun 28, 2011
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Thats crazy. I guess if we keep letting the anti's have their way, it will be like that everywhere.

 

buster

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Sep 1, 2011
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I use to work for a wine shop as the shipping manager. There are a few states we could not ship wine to also. I can say that there are creative ways around every rule. :wink:

 

philip

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Oct 13, 2011
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Puget Sound
They may have some other suggestions at the Seattle Pipe Club.

www.seattlepipeclub.org
I'm glad I figured out how to make the links work! :)

 

buster

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Sep 1, 2011
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As a company we would not ship to those states but I knew of clients who would claim the bottle was "Extra Virgin Olive Oil" and ship Fedex overnight. The concept was the faster it got there the less time they had to think about or look at the package. I guess it all depends on how bad you want that tobacco? Might as well plan a road trip across state lines.

 

sergemoat

Senior Member
Oct 15, 2011
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Thank you everyone for your responses, I believe it is illegal to recieve the tobacco in the mail so it wouldn't matter if I had the order sent to someone else, then had them shipped it to me. I'll have to look into having the Tinderbox order me up some stuff. Perhaps a road trip is also in order.

 

markw4mms

Preferred Member
Jun 16, 2011
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Bremen,GA
I believe it is illegal to recieve the tobacco in the mail so it wouldn't matter if I had the order sent to someone else, then had them shipped it to me.
I would think as long as it was wrapped up tightly, and sent in a plain package, no one would know.

 

kamikazesasquatch

Senior Member
Sep 30, 2011
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"I love my fed-ex guy cause he's a drug dealer and he doesn't even know it...and he's always on time." - Mitch Hedberg

 

igloo

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Jan 17, 2010
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woodlands tx
Texas is charging 18 per pound for out of state purchases .I will figure out a way around this .Good thing my reserves are stored up .

 

lordnoble

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Jul 13, 2010
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Making criminals out of regular people. Not just us pipe smokers. My great grandfather was arrested 4 times for alcohol violations during prohibition. My great Grandmother even got arrested when the cops raided their house and found 3 stills and gallons of beer. Obviously this is a little different, but not much. All because the state governments can't keep their hands out of out of our pockets. So dumb. [/soapbox]
-Jason

 

spartan

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Aug 14, 2011
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As soon as they find a friggin cure for cancer everyone will start smoking and the legal age will get lowered. I hope I live long enough to see the day damnit....

 

lonestar

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Mar 22, 2011
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Edgewood Texas
ship Fedex overnight.
Just so you guys know, almost all packages FedEx handles are routed through regional hubs between the shipper and receiever. At these hubs, there are procedures in place to find packages with illegal items and FedEx does work closely with law enforcement at these facilities.

What they are (mostly) looking for is drugs/bombs, that sort of thing. I dont know the chance of them giving a damn about wine or tobacco, just saying there are officers on hand every day at sort facilities no matter how fast it gets to you.

 

philip

Preferred Member
Oct 13, 2011
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Puget Sound
The Seattle Pipe Club meets on land in the Puyallup Tribal Reservation so they can smoke legally in pubic (not allowed in our state). Their meeting place is terrific, but I felt a little like I was sneaking off to some sort of tobacco speakeasy. It was kind of amusing and kind of annoying at the same time.
At least it was good to meet with some other pipe smokers. The laws are driving many into their closets.

 

emarkle

New member
Sep 2, 2011
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Insanity. This calls for the Underground Railroad of Tobacco. Someone can rent a UHaul and be a hero to the oppressed in WA.